Why Bournemouth should definitely make a move for Phil Jones
According to the Sun, a number of clubs are interested in snapping up Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake when the transfer window reopens in January. The Cherries have been in splendid form under Eddie Howe this season.
Centre-back Nathan Ake has been a vital cog in their emergence under the manager. The Dutchman is currently one of the most sought-after central defenders in the league. According to the report, Eddie Howe is ready to take a look at other options should Ake decide to make the move away from the Vitality Stadium.
The manager should definitely take a look at out of favour Manchester United defender Phil Jones. According to the Sun, the English defender is one of the eleven Red Devils who will be out of contract in the summer.
Though Jones’ last few years have been plagued by a number of injury problems, Manchester United have always looked a lot more solid with him at the back.
The 26-year-old has made just 1 league appearance this season and has fallen way down the pecking order after the arrival of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly. Chris Smalling has also been preferred over Phil Jones.
Eddie How can definitely convince Jones to make the move given his close bond and ability to develop English stars. The Cherries are a classic English team and have maintained their style of football under the manager.
Jones will be a perfect addition to the squad. He will also prove to be a long-term investment given that he is only 26 at the moment. The centre-back is defensively astute and very aware with or without the ball. He is an extremely determined player and always remains ready to give his all for the club as seen at Old Trafford.
The English defender is calm and composed when in possession of the ball and he is also very good at seamlessly playing it out of the back. This is why he is a perfect replacement for Ake as the Dutchman too loves to add attack to his dimension of play.
Like Ake, Jones is also versatile enough to play at full-back and as a holding midfielder. He has played in a number of positions during his time at Old Trafford. The defender is also very good in the air and will provide aerial security as well.
Eddie Howe should bring in Phil Jones. The Sun has linked Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur with the player but Bournemouth seems to be the perfect destination for him at the moment.